Top 20 Doctor insights on: Spotting after yeast infection treatment

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Is there a reason why I am spotting while on yeast infection treatment?

Is there a reason why I am spotting while on yeast infection treatment?

Get checked: Suggest getting checked medically. Yeast doesn't tend to cause vaginal bleeding. Your doctor can accurately assess the situation. ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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I just used yeast infection 1 day treatment and all of the symptoms are gone but now I have orange and pinkish spotting. What's going on?

Spotting: It could be from vaginal irritation, a minor glitch in your cycle, early pregnancy or an infection. If it persists more than a day or two, then see a gyn specialist. ...Read more

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What can I do about vaginal odor that came back after yeast infection treatment?

What can I do about vaginal odor that came back after yeast infection treatment?

See your Gyn: Bacterial vaginosis is more likely than yeast. Some yeast treatments will briefly make it seem better. If the yeast medication didn't work, you need to be seen and have an exam to find out for sure what it is. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Is it possible to have sex day after yeast infection treatment?

Is it possible to have sex day after yeast infection treatment?

Sure: If you were having pain in the vagina it may still be uncomfortable; if you used a vaginal cream preparation it may be messy, but nothing - other than if you feel ready - to stop you from having sex. ...Read more

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Vaginal odor came back after yeast infection treatment, what to do?

Vaginal odor came back after yeast infection treatment, what to do?

Vaginitis: There r other causes of vaginitis other than yeast. Exam needed to check wet mount /cultures. Bacterial vaginosis caused by overgrowth of bacteria and causes symptoms when normal vaginal flora has been disrupted. This produces a fishy odor. This is easily treated with either oral or topical vaginal cream. This is not an STD. ...Read more

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Painful burning sensation during sex after yeast infection treatment. Is this normal? No other symptoms present. How long does it usually take?

Depends: It may not be yeast. It might be an infection like BV or trichomoniasis. It could also be that your yeast infection wasn't treated completely. Would see your physician ...Read more

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Help docs? I'm having vaginal odor coming back after yeast infection treatment?

Vaginitis: There r other causes of vaginitis other than yeast. Exam needed to check wet mount /cultures. Bacterial vaginosis caused by overgrowth of bacteria and causes symptoms when normal vaginal flora has been disrupted. This produces a fishy odor. This is easily treated with either oral or topical vaginal cream. This is not an STD. ...Read more

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How can I get treatment for a yeast infection?

Yeast infection: There are many over the counter treatments. If these do not work, you may need anti fungal prescribed by your family practitioner or gyn. ...Read more

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I have an yeast infection. What do you recommend for treatment?

I have an yeast infection. What do you recommend for treatment?

See below: Effective treatments include vaginal preparations that contain nystatin, miconazole, clotrimazole, butoconazole, terconazole and tioconazole. Most of these are available over the counter without a prescription. ...Read more

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I have a question about yeast infection: when to insert treatment?

Treatment can be: Started right away. Over- the- counter medicines for yeast infections include: micon 7, monistat, vagistat, (tioconazole) gynazole, femcare, gyne-lotrimin; mycelex. ...Read more

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What should I do if my yeast infection treatment causing irritation?

Med Irritation: Sometimes topically yeast medications can be irritating to the skin. Try first applying yeast medication to skin and thin covering with layer of zinc oxide. The zinc helps sooth and heal the skin. I have also had some patients mix the zinc and yeast cream together prior to application. ...Read more

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I had a yeast infection and had a 3 day treatment but I still feel some itchiness?

Maybe something else: Lingering itch is not too unusual, but it may be dermatitis or chafing. Topical creams may take a week. Give it a bit more time, then consider using some hc cream for only a couple days to treat lingering irritation (not long term!). ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what has been the best over-the-counter yeast infection treatment for you?

Several: There are several over the counter medications specifically used to treat fungal vaginitis - most f them work about 2 out of 3 times. If you use an otc yeast medication and it doesn't work you should see your doctor to be sure it is in fact yeast - and to get a prescription for an effective treatment. ...Read more

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I started treatment for a yeast infection. It has been 2 days and I've noticed that my clitoris is white. It doesn't itch, but is this normal?

I started treatment for a yeast infection. It has been 2 days and I've noticed that my clitoris is white. It doesn't itch, but is this normal?

Discoloration: A white discoloration of the vulvar skin and itching makes me think that you may have a skin condition and not yeast. You need to get re-evaluated and ask the dr if you could have lichen sclerosis. This condition is treated different than a yeast infection. ...Read more

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How can I tell the difference (symptom-wise) between jock itch and male yeast infection? Is there a recommended OTC treatment that'll cure both?

How can I tell the difference (symptom-wise) between jock itch and male yeast infection? Is there a recommended OTC treatment that'll cure both?

Pattern: Jock itch or tinea cruris usually has flaking or scaling at the edges in the groin area or thigh. It also expands in continuous circles or rings. Yeast infections tend to be brighter red and at the edges will have small scattered red dots or satellite lesions which are near the edge but may not touch the edge. Both can be treated with topical cream like ketoconazole or loprox (ciclopirox). See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I had yeast infection after got treatment (7day course) still only itching. Due to use femmine wash? I never use femmine wash before had infection.

I had yeast infection after got treatment (7day course) still only itching. Due to use femmine wash? I never use femmine wash before had infection.

Possibly: The vagina always contains bacteria & other microbes but, if they're in a healthy balance, there's no need for treatment. Feminine washes (douching) can upset that balance & trigger infection. Since there's normally no need to use them & they may have caused a problem for you, I recommend you stop using them. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Male yeast infection possibility. Who do I go to for treatment?

Dermatitis? Clarify: In general, a yeast infection in men can occur in unusual circumstances- such as HIV infection- an HIV test is warranted. Yeast infections are typically in the form of a dermatitis in the warm/ moist skin folds in areas such as the groin, perineum, and inframammary folds. Your primary care doctor and doctors in the emergency room or the urgent care can handle this situation. ...Read more

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Yeast (Definition)

Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable of fermenting ...Read more


Candida (Definition)

Is a type of fungus which normally lives in small amounts on mucus membranes. An overgrowth of candida in the mouth produces a condition called 'thrush'. This is often triggered ...Read more